Legal Land Description is how the government describes sections of land for the purpose of
government records and the determination of ownership. In North America, most jurisdictions use a
township and ranges system. The legal land description may be conveyed in various ways with the
most common way being a series of numbers, such as SW19-57-8-W5. Your legal land description
may be found on your land title, in tax assessment information, and in your mortgage agreement. It
is NOT your street address.